Students practice and develop literacy skills with these Fall literacy centers that are perfect for the Kindergarten classroom.
Fall Literacy Centers
Literacy centers (or stations) is a great way for students to practice literacy concepts, all while developing some independent learning skills. I enjoyed this time in my classroom because it allowed time for small-group reading – the time when you can truly work on meeting the needs of your students.
I would assign two students to a center. So depending on class size, that was about 10 different centers/stations running in my classroom each day. If you would like to know more about the management of centers, feel free to read a blog post all about it by clicking, HERE.
Pocket Chart Center
This sentence building activity is perfect for a pocket chart center. Students use a sentence starter to help them build a sentence.
Students practice simple sentence building, as well as, handwriting while writing the sentence and drawing a picture.
The October Predictable Sentences unit includes word cards about farm animals, Halloween, and fire safety.
For Fall-themed ideas such as leaves and pumpkins, check out the Simple Sentences for Fall.
My students were crazy about the game center! Who doesn’t love playing games? Plus, the best way to learn is to have fun while doing it!
For this activity, students are practicing beginning sounds with the game, Snap!
There is no response sheet in the game center. Students are just responsible for playing the game. If I wanted to be the best teacher in the world that week, I would add 2 game options!
You can find the initial sounds game here: Phonics – Snap! Initial Sounds Game
You might enjoy these literacy games, as well:
Write the Room Center
Using clipboards, students move around the room looking for cards. There are various skills that can be practiced with this resource. In each monthly unit, you can choose from 4 different literacy skills. Plus, there are math activities, too! Click here:
The stamping center is another student favorite!
Students have so much fun stamping beginning sounds and words in this literacy center. There are 6 different options available for student response, making it super easy to differentiate during center time!
October includes fire safety, pumpkin life cycle, bats, and trick-or-treating activities. You can find it here:
Word Work Center
The word work center can be used to practice a number of skills. I would even have multiple word work centers going at a time. For example, I would have a station marked “Word Work A” and then another marked “Word Work B”. Sometimes, even “Word Work C”. These literacy activities work great in this center. You can choose from various activities and themes!
The October math and literacy centers can be found here:
The listening center allows students to hear authentic literature and respond in writing.
There are several stories that are great for Fall! Check them out here:
- Click, Clack, Boo! | Doreen Cronin Series
- The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Firetruck | Gingerbread Man Series
- There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves | There Was an Old Lady Series
Whether you use tablets or computers, a technology center is always fun for students! These themed digital centers are a great activity to use all year long!
Check out the growing bundle to use all year long:
Another great option for the technology station is the computer and whiteboard center. Try out a FREE sample, by clicking here: